Trying Out Trinny London - Review

Wednesday 27 April 2022

 *This post contains gifted items.

Trinny London is a skincare and beauty brand that was created in 2017 by Trinny Woodall, with one goal in mind - to give everyone the tools to be their best. They are currently one of Europe's fastest-growing beauty brands and product innovation is at the heart of the business, as well as being able to offer effortless, personalised beauty for people of all ages. They launched the brand with their iconic stack - cream-based, multitasking little pots of joy that click seamlessly together and Match2Me, an innovative personalisation tool. Their most recent move was skincare, creating highly effective formulations that transform how people look and feel about their skin, and consequently about themselves. I was recently very kindly sent some Trinny London products to try out, and so I was super excited to share my thoughts with you all...

Let's start with one of the newest releases, the Trinny London Overnight Clarity Retinal/Niacinamide Serum* (£62.00 for 30ml). The Serum comes in a teal blue twist-up bottle, which is also refillable. Overnight Clarity is for those who have started to notice their first fine lines and are still struggling with hormonal breakouts. This highly active retinal and niacinamide formula visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines while clearing congested complexions. Over the past 9-12 months I have started with blemishes again (I am 38), and whilst I don't have any fine lines at the moment, I am pretty sure it won't be long, which is why I am hoping that prevention is better than the cure! Overnight Clarity is perfect for all skin types and for those who are 25+. As well as visibly reducing fine lines, Overnight Clarity also visibly clarifies the skin as well as reducing any marks on the skin, evening out the tone of the skin overall. Chlorella Vulgaris extract is a natural prebiotic that feeds the friendly bacteria on the surface of your skin, helping to smooth blemish-prone skin and therefore less bad bacteria means less room for congestions and breakouts. To use Overnight Clarity, you simply apply one pump to the face as part of your evening routine (after cleansing and toning) and it isn't something you should use every night at first - use twice a week and gently build up to daily use. Always listen to your skin and use less frequently if you experience any irritation. An important rule when using a retinoid is that it is essential to use an SPF every morning to keep your skin protected. With continued use, you will soon start to see and feel a difference in your skin - smoother skin, with less lines and blemishes.

Moving on to a skincare/makeup hybrid, we have the Trinny London BFF De-Stress* (£39.00 for 30ml), a tinted serum that has been perfectly formulated to actively defend and manage the appearance of stress on your skin for a fresh, energised complexion. BFF De-Stress is perfect for those with normal and dry skin types that are in need of a boost and comes in 12 different shades. With all Trinny London colour products, it is super easy to work out your shade, by using the Match2Me personal colour profile. It suggested I try out Jemima, a neutral vanilla for fair skin and it works perfectly for my fair to light skin tone. The product comes in a glossy, silver tube with a pump applicator so that you can control the amount of product you are dispensing. It looks very much like a regular foundation when you dispense it and gives a low to medium, buildable coverage with a beautiful, radiant finish to the skin. BFF De-Stress contains Hyaluronic Acid which instantly plumps and smooths, leaving your skin fresh, radiant and well-rested. Scientifically proven NP-TriOX technology combines five times the average concentration of Neurophroline, allowing your skin to manage stress better during the day and regenerate efficiently at night. Long-lasting protection continues to improve and transform your skin over time, making the skin look fresher and brighter as the day goes on. Who doesn't need that in this current climate?! Triple broad-spectrum antioxidant complex boosts the skin's antioxidant balance, neutralises cortisol and stimulates collagen production to defend and protect the skin from daily life stressors. Not only does this give a beautiful base for the skin, but it also takes care of your skin, allowing you to feel better and healthier about it. This has been a go-to for me ever since I first tried it. 

This next product is a stroke of genius - the Trinny London Lash2Brow* (£28.00 for 3ml, 4.5ml) is a mascara and brow gel in one sleek component. On one end, you will find a beautiful black mascara and on the other end a brow gel, in a range of five different shades - I have Capuccino, a taupe brown, perfect for my fair to light colouring. Infused with Organic Chestnut Extract, the mascara and brow gel formulas glide on smoothly, helping to condition your lashes and brows so they feel as healthy as they look and that is one of the things I have soon loved about Trinny London - all of their products not only look and wear great, but they also care too. The intense black pigments of the mascara amplify the colour payoff while the formula elongates the lashes for instant impact and the brow gel defines and builds natural-looking colour for well-shaped arches that frame your face. Designed to distribute the perfect amount of mascara, the flexible slim bristles on the cone-shaped brush reach every single eyelash, building length and volume from the inner to the outer corners. The pointed tip gives you enough control to define your lower lashes with ease. The brow gel's micro-precision brush is small and perfectly formed, to shape and groom with total precision. To use Lash2Brow, coat your upper lashes from root to tip, then use the tip of the brush to apply the mascara to the lower lashes and for added impact, apply a second coat. Then brush the brow wand backwards through your brows to add volume and coat every single hair. Then brush the wand up and along your brows to give a more lifted effect.

If you have been reading Kathryn's Loves for a while, you will know how much I love and appreciate a multi-use product and my final product is just that. The Trinny London Lip2Cheek* (£25.00 for 4g) is a multitasking lip and cheek hero that brings your entire complexion to life. It is part of the iconic stacking system from Trinny London and is available in ten stunning shades. Here I have the shade Freddie, a soft terracotta flush that works amazingly well on both the cheeks and lips. I find the formula very long-lasting, giving a flattering flush of pigment to the skin and it is super easy to apply as it is a cream-based formula that you can apply with either your fingertips, a brush or a beauty sponge. You can build the colour from a soft wash to a more concentrated pop of colour and the flattering matte texture gives a natural-looking flush. To use on the lips, simply apply with your fingertips and build the colour to your desired shade, and for the cheeks, apply to the apples of the cheeks with a brush or your fingertips and blend upwards and outwards. I just love how quick and easy the Lip2Cheek is to use and there are so many beautiful colours I now want to try out!

You can find Trinny London online here, and don't forget to try out the Match2Me system!

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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